The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East Midlands region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 80 87 77
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 9 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.62% 0.35% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.48% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Average daily rate
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£327 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.60% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1013 1042 962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 69.53% 72.01% 67.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 544 471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 40 45
Average hourly rate £16.00 £35.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.92% -8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.16 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +6 6 £302 +8.68% 1
Nottinghamshire +12 2 £425 - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 13 (65.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (35.00%) Scrum
4 7 (35.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
5 6 (30.00%) QA
5 6 (30.00%) V-Model
6 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 5 (25.00%) ISEB
6 5 (25.00%) VB
6 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (20.00%) Linux
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (20.00%) LoadRunner
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
7 4 (20.00%) Selenium
7 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (15.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
9 2 (10.00%) Project Management
9 2 (10.00%) JUnit
9 2 (10.00%) SAP
9 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Retail
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (10.00%) JUnit
4 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) MSTest
5 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.00%) Maven
5 1 (5.00%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
1 1 (5.00%) Electronics
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Test Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Automation Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Test Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Lead Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Testing Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Open Source
1 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (35.00%) Scrum
5 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 6 (30.00%) V-Model
6 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (15.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
9 2 (10.00%) Project Management
9 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 2 (10.00%) System Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (5.00%) BDD
10 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
10 1 (5.00%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) VB
2 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (25.00%) ISEB
3 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) HP